1 adult, grown (up), full-grown, fully grown, of age, fully fledged, full-fledged, fully developed, matured, experienced, knowledgeable, sophisticated:
At twenty-two, she is mature enough to be on her own.
2 ripe, ready, ripened, mellow, aged,' seasoned:
A good wine, like fruit, should not be consumed till it is mature.
3 complete, matured, perfect, perfected, polished, refined, ready, fully developed, consummated:
Our plans are not yet mature.
4 grow up, age, develop, come of age; Brit be one's age, US act one's age:
Has he matured sufficiently to be trusted alone in the house for the weekend? I wish he'd mature a bit more
5 ripen, mellow, age, season; maturate:
Fruit that has matured on the plant tastes best.
6 develop, perfect, refine, polish, maturate, bring to fruition:
Their plans for major changes in company structure have not yet fully matured.
a fully matured cheese
This variety is easy to grow and matures early.
| quickly, rapidly | slowly | emotionally, physically
The teenage years cover a period in which people mature physically and emotionally.
VERB + MATURE
allow sth to, leave sth to
The cheese is smoked and then left to mature.
She had matured into a beautiful young woman.
a young man who is maturing to adulthood adj
be | become
fully | emotionally, physically, sexually
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